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AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping

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AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping - Level 2
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Are you considering a career in Bookkeeping but are unsure how to get started? The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is a great option to help you on with your career goals. Enquire today to find out more or to get started.

Our AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping training course includes eLearning, digital workbooks, live classes, tutor support, mock exams, Pocket Notes, and more, to ensure you have a great learning experience.

Are you considering a career as a Bookkeeper, or looking for a viable option to open a business and become self-employed? A career in Bookkeeping makes for a great career choice, supporting both routes above, and one of the best ways to get there is through specific bookkeeping training through AAT.

AAT Bookkeeping qualifications are internationally recognised and open the doors to a wide range of employment opportunities, also helping to increase salary potential.

The updated 2022 AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping delivers the skills and essential knowledge to manage books effectively and become a professional Bookkeeper.

Our AAT eLearning course will provide you with everything you need to pass your assessments and start your career as a Bookkeeper. Tutor support is provided by an FMAAT professional, who will assist you through your learning journey, also providing live classes and exam preparation sessions to keep you on track. Study practical and real-world skills anywhere, anytime, on a wide range of devices and AAT Study Books.

We're incredibly honoured to be recognised within our industry, for our achievements as an AAT Training Provider.

  • AAT Tutor of the Year, 2024 - Winner.
  • AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year, 2024 - Shortlisted.
  • PQ Magazine's Editor's Choice 2023 - Winners.
  • AAT Tutor of the year award 2022 - Shortlisted.
  • PQ Magazine’s Accounting Online College of the Year, 2022 - Shortlisted.
  • AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year 2020 - Shortlisted.


AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping - Level 2

Regulated by Ofqual

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The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping will help you develop practical bookkeeping skills, to embark on a career as a Bookkeeper or open your own business. These skills include double-entry bookkeeping, using associated documents and processes, and dealing with VAT ad trail balances.

What makes e-Careers different? We want you to succeed, and as such, offer a training solution that includes eLearning, digital workbooks, live classes, tutor support, mock exams, Pocket Notes, and more.

Course Access: 12 Months

Why study AAT Bookkeeping with e-Careers?

  • Best Price Guaranteed! - You won't find a like-for-like price cheaper.
  • Flexibility – This course is delivered online via our interactive eLearning training platform, where you will have access to animation videos, knowledge checks, assignments, and more, letting you study wherever and whenever suits you best.
  • Live Online Sessions - Exam preparation sessions and live online classes to help students prepare to sit their exams confidently, recorded, and available to watch back on your online hub.
  • Digital resources – Your online portal contains all the additional help and study support you need including Kaplan study books (PDF); Kaplan workbooks (PDF); mock exams; question banks as well as PDF Kaplan Pocket Notes (flash cards) and PowerPoint slides so you can study no matter where you are.
  • Tutor support included – Our experienced AAT tutors have over 20 years of experience.
  • 90 days access to Sage Business Cloud Training - We offer this training with a certificate included, allowing you to demonstrate Sage proficiency to employers.
  • Interest-free payment options - We offer a range of payments options to help spread the cost.
  • Industry authority – We are an industry-recognised and AAT approved training provider.
  • Created by industry experts - This course was written and developed by our team of experts, including AAT professionals who teach in college, bringing classroom quality training to your online course.

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping Syllabus

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Unit 2 - Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
    • Sage Business Cloud

Unit 1 - Introduction to Bookkeeping Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to set up bookkeeping systems
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions into the ledger account

Unit 2 - Principles of Bookkeeping Controls Learning Outcomes

  • Use control accounts
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
  • Use the journal
  • Produce trial balances

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About AAT

AAT is the UK’s leading professional body offering skills-based accountancy and finance qualifications. Their qualifications are practical, internationally recognised and can open doors in any industry across the world.

AAT is open to everyone – you don’t need previous qualifications or experience, and you can work at a pace that fits in with your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for your first job in accountancy, want to change careers, or simply want to enhance your existing accounting skills, AAT will give you the training you need.

AAT offers a range of benefits for students, including study support, topical news and updates, and exclusive discounts. AAT also offers an excellent route into chartered accountancy. If you choose to further your studies with one of the leading chartered professional bodies, such as ACCA, CIPFA or CIMA, your AAT qualification will give you generous exemptions. Your AAT qualification could also give you the opportunity to run your own accounting or bookkeeping practice.

Who is this course for?

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping perfectly suits those already working in finance, those returning to work after a career break, and those considering a career change into a finance role.

This course would benefit those:

  • Looking to back up their experience in bookkeeping with a recognised certification.
  • Wanting to work in a finance department.
  • Self-employed and looking to do their own bookkeeping.


There are no official requirements for this course. An understanding of bookkeeping would be beneficial.

Career path

The skills developed throughout this course could help you move into the following Bookkeeping careers:

  • Clerical Assistant - £17K
  • Trainee Bookkeeper - £17k
  • Accounts Clerk - £19k
  • Accounts Administrator - £20k
  • Finance Assistant - £21k

Salaries range by industry, sector, and role.

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